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Bordeaux City Sights Walking Tour

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    Begin your walking tour in central Bordeaux. Meet your informative guide and set off to explore the elegant streets as you learn about the city’s history and culture. Your precise route may vary depending on the weather and number of people in your group, but your guide will showcase as many of the city’s landmarks as possible.

    Make your way to the magnificent Monument aux Girondins, a soaring fountain and column that celebrates the Girondists, a group of 18th-century, conservative National Assembly deputies executed in 1793 for their counter-revolutionary activities during the French Revolution.

    Crane your neck to see the winged Statue of Liberty that crowns the column, and then stroll along the pretty banks of the Garonne River. Soak up the river views and pause at the Place de la Bourse, one of Bordeaux’s most recognizable squares. Created by Louis XV’s chief architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel in the 18th century, this impressive expanse is home to the handsome Stock Exchange (Bourse), and a the beautiful fountain of the three graces.

    Continue to the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the traffic-free avenue that ranks as one of Europe’s longest pedestrianized thoroughfares. Saunter past the chic shops and restaurants that frame this street, and pass the Place de la Victoire on route to the Place de la Comédie.

    Stop at this bustling square, and discover how it was once the location of a Roman temple. Pose for photos outside the sweeping, columned portico of the Grand Théâtre, a stunning neoclassical building that has become a symbol of the city. As admire the perfectly proportioned façade, hear how the theater was completed in 1780 and stands as a monument to the wealth of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie at the time.

    Drink in the buzz of the square, and then finish your tour back at the start point. Bid goodbye to your guide, who will be happy to offer tips if you wish to continue exploring Bordeaux independently.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tourist Information Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Place de la Bourse, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Inclusions
    • Local professional licensed guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Commentary is be bilingual in both English and French from October to March (low season)
    • The size of the group is 25 people max
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • From April to September the English tour is guided only in English
    • must be able to walk during 2 hours
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a terrific guide who was knowledgeable and moved between French & English quite easily. Her humour and familiarity with the history of Bordeaux enhanced our enjoyment of the city.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank stuart b
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our lady guide was very knowledgeable, efficient and patient. We would have discovered so much of Bordeaux without her assistance. Definitely recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Monica - Roger H
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour lasts about two hours and covers many of the sites in the core of the city. Our guide was well informed about history and modern functions. He took time to point out places to eat and shop. He maintained a nice pace in...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank jrcouzens
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide. Brigitte, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Would definitely recommend !

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank simonbZ5960YO
    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    Our guide was 30 minutes late but made up for it in the end. He brought many old maps to show us history and development of the changes. The walk was easy and interesting. I’m sure each guide adds their own personality to the walk.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank travelkleen
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    You would have to contact the tourist office itself in Bordeaux to get an answer.
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